Endings: Two Directions at Once

By Josh Rolnick

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2008

This article examines the Simhat Torah tradition, when ending the reading of the Torah we go back to the opening words of Genesis and then go forward in history to read of JoshuaĆ¢??s leadership of the people after the death of Moses. Rolnick examines this form of ending that both looks back and forward, evoking the central theme of the narrative, as well as forward, providing a sense that, even as the story ends, in a meaningful way it also continues.

Topic: Literature, Spirituality, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/655

Page Number(s): 10-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Rolnick, Josh. Endings: Two Directions at Once. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2008: 10-11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6214


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